Rush Limbaugh angers a lot of people, but usually hunters are not in that group. But not anymore. The Washington Times reports that Rush has several groups of “sportsmen”, specifically hunters (isn’t “sportsmen” too generic a term?) all fired up because he’s been working with the Humane Society. Why? Well, because gun owners hate puppies! OK, OK, I’m being silly. The real reason is because the Humane Society “is in fact an organization that opposes hunting, fishing,
and trapping.” So by hanging with them, Rush is now in the dog house with groups like Ducks Unlimited. (Better hope they’re unlimited since you keep shooting at them! Get it? G’night, ladies and germs.)
We hear a lot about taxes. Ever wonder which companies pay the most — or the least? Business Week has a surprising list. Some companies pay next to nothing. Yes — almost NOTHING. Here’s the list of those who pay the least, and the poor schnooks who pay the most.
Speaking of Republicans, Jeb Bush (remember him?) and of his fellow Republicans think that it’s “time to leave Reagan behind.” That would be interesting, since Reagan has kind of been the patron saint of all things Conservative and Republican since, like, forever. Or at least the last twenty or thirty years. Maybe the next guru of the past will be Nixon?
And speaking of Republicans and taxes, Jack Kemp died. I always thought Kemp got kind of a raw deal when he ran for Vice-President with Bob Dole. I guess it wasn’t that bad, but that race was against Bill Clinton at the height of his popularity, and whoever ran on the Republican ticket was probably destined for failure. His legacy appears to be not as a Vice-Presidential loser but as an early champion of “supply-side” economics and Republican tax cuts. (I’m over-simplifying both for space and because I don’t really understand economics. So if anyone wants to fill in the gaps, feel free to do so. You even have my permission to call me a dummy. It’s OK. My kids do it all the time.) Kemp was 73 and died of cancer. Sad.
This isn’t that new a story, but its pretty funny. Two people were caught, um, doing it, on the lawn in front of Windsor Castle. Yep — that’s the Queen’s lawn. This sentence is as clasically British and Shakespeare: “Ignoring signs asking visitors to Please Keep Off The Grass, the man
and woman, said to be in their early 30, selected a spot near the
castle’s Garter Tower and stripped off in full view of hotels, pubs and
shops.” Yes, because the real problem is that they were on the grass.
Oh, and let’s not forget swine flu. Apparently there have been more cases reported, but it’s not exactly Bubonic Plague. Yet. Here are some stats to scare ya into sanitizing your hands and those of your children. In the U.S. of A., 30 states are reporting swine flu cases. 19 countries. 800 people total, mostly in North America, with Colombia being the first in South America. (What an honor.) In Europe, Spain has the most cases, with 44. 30 people have been hospitalized. Yeah, it’s a real party in the world these days.
If you’ll excuse me, I have to go wash my hands. Again. See you tomorrow.